The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has named Simplot Grower Solutions its 2018 Retailer of the Year.
The award is sponsored by Bayer and AgPro Magazine and is recognized as a symbol of quality and prestige within the industry. This coveted award honors an ag retailer, large or small, that represents the best of the best. Simplot Grower Solutions, the retail arm of the J.R. Simplot company, was started in 1945 as Simplot Soil Builders and has grown over the last 70-plus years into one of North America’s premier ag retailers.
Simplot Grower Solutions provides customers with expert advice and products for hundreds of crops, multiple cropping systems, and a wide variety of soil types. “We are thrilled to receive this award,” said Dave Dufault, vice president of the JR Simplot Company. “The commitment and dedication of our employees shines through in everything we do, and to be recognized for that is a true honor.”ARA18 Interview with Dave Dufault, J.R. Simplot
Mark Helt, Bayer U.S. strategic accounts lead presented the award. “The honorees have been leaders in not only their business, but also in their communities and in our industry. I have witnessed firsthand how the Simplot Grower Solutions team build remarkable trusting relationships and truly care about their customers, employees, suppliers and their community.”
In this interview, Helt talks about how Bayer is carrying on this Monsanto legacy sponsorship with ARA. ARA18 Interview with Mark Helt, Bayer U.S. strategic accounts